Jobless Claims in U.S. Surge; Retail Sales Increase

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Jobless claims in the U.S. surged by 68,000 to a two-month high of 368,000 in the period ended Dec. 7, Labor Department data showed today in Washington. Separately, Retail sales in November climbed 0.7 percent, the Commerce Department reported. Betty Liu and Michael McKee report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

Gold Heads for Best Quarter in a Year
28:51 - Newcrest Mining CFO Gerard Bond discusses his outlook for gold. He speaks with Bloomberg's Stephen Engle at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong. (Source: Bloomberg)
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